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American Country Countdown Awards to Return in May

2016 American Country Countdown Awards
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After being postponed late in 2015, the American Country Countdown Awards are set to return in May of 2016.

Fox, Cumulus Media and Dick Clark Productions have announced that the second annual American Country Countdown Awards will air live on Sunday, May 1. The show is scheduled to run on Fox from 8PM ET until 10PM ET. The ceremony’s location has not been revealed.

When they began in 2014, the American Country Countdown Awards took the place of the American Country Awards, which had been held yearly since 2010. Florida Georgia Line hosted the event, which aimed to “honor the year’s best country music with awards, thrilling performances, special moments and additional surprises,” and Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert were among the winners.

“Fans of the American Country Countdown [radio program] are some of the most loyal and passionate fans around, so it’s a natural next step to bring that popular brand to television,” Simon Andreae, executive vice president of alternative entertainment for Fox, said at the time. “Fox has a long history of big, bold music events …”

In December, place of the awards show, Fox instead aired a television special, American Country Countdown’s Top 10 Stories of 2015. The hour-long program featured appearances from Aldean, Bryan, FGL and many more.

This year’s American Country Countdown Awards host, as well as nominees, performers and presenters, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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